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Step One

My Review of Step One Review Courses

The most highly requested topic about studying for step one has easily been which step one review course to use. The problem when giving advice about which course to use it that it is incredibly subjective. Choosing which step one review course to use is like choosing between mac or […]

Step One

From The Final To The Finale

Let’s take a look at your schedule for the next month. You just took your last mini at Ross and all that separates you from freedom is your CCSB exam, your fourth semester final, and the comp. Then you can finally go home and study for the step! Sounds amazing- […]

Step One

Preface

After passing step one, I’ve decided to write a series of posts that will encompass everything involved in studying for step one of the United States Medical Licensing Exam for fellow Ross University students. During my fourth semester on the island I felt lost in a sea of resources, conflicting […]

Reflecting on Venus
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Reflecting on Venus

As I walked home last night I glanced up at the evening sky of Dominica. Twinkling down at me was what seemed like a surprisingly bright star compared to all the rest. It couldn’t be a plane because planes very rarely fly over this Caribbean island. It seemed stationary so […]

Hope For Huntington’s Disease
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Hope For Huntington’s Disease

After decades-long research that began with neural plasticity in Songbirds, scientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center have demonstrated a breakthrough method of treating Huntington’s disease that gives hope for future generations. Huntington’s disease affects a specific section of the forebrain- the basal ganglia. The basal ganglia is a […]

See One, Do One, Teach One
Medical School

See One, Do One, Teach One

I have completed countless dissections in the anatomy lab and have observed even more through videos provided by Ross University. Like any diligent student I have studied anatomy by creating my own drawings, mnemonics, notecards, and through the ever popular rote memorization. This semester as an anatomy TA I have […]

My Work Ethic
Medical School

My Work Ethic

“There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do” –Derek Jeter I needed a break after taking my gastrointestinal & renal block exam. A weekend to relax would be amazing. An opportunity to let the thoughts that […]

Turn Down The Music! It’s For Your Health.
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Turn Down The Music! It’s For Your Health.

       Your grandparents are probably hard of hearing- and they grew up in an era without iPods or expensive over-the-ear headphones. Today, a seemingly exponential number of adolescents and young-adults subject their ears to daily ototoxic levels of noise- noise that is loud enough to cause irreversible hearing […]

Study Skills
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Study Skills

One of the toughest parts of starting medical school for me was figuring out how to study. Here are some of the best pieces of advice that I have discovered along the way.   Find your own study method. Everyone does something different. Some students read textbooks before class and […]

How To Pass Your First Semester At Ross University
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How To Pass Your First Semester At Ross University

A fourth semester student made me realize that I will be giving the same advice to first semester students again next semester. And again after that. Instead of repeating myself, I’ll simply share how to pass your first semester of medical school at Ross University as well as study skill […]